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Sunday, April 14, 2019

Life Lessons from My Kids

As a parent, we all know there is a steep learning curve!

Life lessons can happen anytime and anywhere...even from our kids!

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Here's a peek at just a few of the things that my kids have taught me...the good, the bad, and the ugly!

Splash in every rain puddle possible.

If you make the screeching high pitched scream long enough, Mom will give in.

No scream needed for Dad, just look like you are going to do it.

Ask why often.

You don't have to draw in the lines to be proud of your picture.

Simple things can be fun.

Sometimes all you need is a cardboard box and your imagination.

Say 'I'm sorry' like you mean it.

Don't apologize for being you.

Always kiss the kittens.

Everyone dances to the beat of their own drum. Sometimes you are the drummer and sometimes you are the drum.

Just dance.
Life is God's Etch-a-Sketch. Every day you get a fresh shake.

It's ok to have a meltdown every now and then.

Roly Polys are magical creatures.

Pizza contains all the food groups.

Pizza doesn't solve all your problems but it can solve a lot of them.

Never stop learning something new.

Get excited!!! About everything!!!!

Be silly and laugh at yourself.

Water tastes better from a garden hose.

Sometimes you just need to eat dessert first.

Don't just do crafts with glitter...Wear the glitter...Be the glitter.

Give BIG hugs. 

If you listen to the rain, you can hear music.

Anything can be an adventure.

Mommy is pretending to sleep.

Daddy is actually asleep.

If you don't like the song playing, make one up.

Always dance.

There is no such thing as too much syrup.

Being on time is overrated. 

If you are gonna make splashes...splash big!

Broken colors can still make the picture pretty.

As parents, we must not forget to listen to our children. We have all fallen into that "tuning out" stage at one time or another!

Just remember, without growth life can become monotonous and stale. It doesn't matter if you are an adult or a child. Learning and growing should be a life long activity!

Play with your children.

Have a full on conversation with them.

Ask questions and listen to their responses.

You may be surprised and learn something new from their innocent wisdom!

And most of all, love them and savor the time you have. Their childhood is but a whisper in the wind.

Before you know it, that wind will carry them on to being responsible and wise adults.

I hope you enjoyed these life lessons as much as I enjoyed sharing them with you! Speaking of sharing, give it a pin, tweet, or share!

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  1. I love these so much!!! These are some of the best things I hold dear to my heart with my son.

  2. Thank you so much, Yasmen! I'm so happy we could connect and that you enjoyed it.

  3. My favorite is “be silly...” I so forget to just play sometimes. I get super caught up in being the finger wagging mom.

    1. Haha, "finger wagging Mom" we have all gotten caught up in that situation, Angel! I appreciate you stopping by!

  4. Pizza contains all the food groups!! Love it! I love being able to see the world as a child again through my little one's eyes!

    1. That one is most definitely from my daughter! We learn so much from them, dont we!

  5. Thank you for sharing. Kids really can teach us so much.

    1. They really can! I appreciate you stopping in and I'm glad you agree!



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